Do You Know Your Home’s Air Quality Index?

With dangerously high temperatures upon us, and one of the driest summers on record, Northern California is heading into several months of alarming air quality as fires spring up around the state. With smoke drifting into neighborhoods from wildland fires and people spending more time indoors in the air conditioning, its critical to know the indoor air quality index of your home, so you can ensure you and your family are not inhaling unhealthy pollutants, dust, and smoke. At Maki Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you test your indoor air quality and offer recommendations based on your AQI (Air Quality Index) score in order to purify your home. We are also experienced in providing air quality services to offices, restaurants, and other commercial buildings.

Indoor Air Pollutants

Hazardous contaminants lingering in your homes air can come from a wide variety of places, and heat and cooling systems cant always filter them if they are not being properly cleaned and maintained. The most common pollutants derive from indoor smoking, appliances and fireplaces that are improperly vented, radon, pollen, and dust. Air quality can also be impacted by temperature and humidity levels within your home. 

One red flag that your home is experiencing a high level of indoor air pollutants is if there is an apparent odor, noticeably high level of humidity, air flow seems to be poor in certain rooms or the entire house, there are easily detectable hot and/or cold spots within the building, or dust is visibly present even with regular cleaning. 

Bust the Dust and Slay the Smoke!

Your air conditioner system might start up and work fine, but the cool air may not be getting out of the vents and into your home evenly if you have leaky ducts caused by cracks or separation of the duct joints. Additionally, you might notice dust building up even after cleaning or smoke from the summer wildfires seeping in through these leaky ducts. 

The best actions you can take on your end to combat these problems are to regularly replace filters, seal any noticeable cracks around windows, doors, and vents, and take shoes off before coming indoors (to reduce dirt/mud turning to dust). If youre still experiencing high levels of dust or smoke in your home, call Maki to clean your ducts, check for leaks, and repair your air conditioner if needed!

Make it Maki!

At Maki Heating and Air Conditioning every single one of our licensed HVAC technicians is knowledgeable, professional, and thoroughly trained to help diagnose and resolve any air quality problems within your home or office. 

If you simply search the internet for heat and air company near me, youll get a myriad of listings to sift through, but luckily its easy to see by our customer reviews that we are an honest, reliable, and experienced company. While most AC companies think about profit first, our main goal is the health, safety, and comfort of our clients, and we never put profit above people.  It is our goal to offer extensive heat and air conditioning services that include diagnostics, AQI readings, total HVAC inspection, duct clean service, furnace replacement, air conditioner service and general maintenance, and smart home technology. 

Give us a call anytime at (530) 885-3449 and an ac repairman or repairwoman will be at your door in no time. We are the most reliable Sacramento HVAC company and take pride in serving many surrounding communities such as Roseville, Newcastle, and Auburn as well. Let us help you enjoy a cool and healthy summer!


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